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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Amtrak

Maryland wants high-speed rail funds

If other states don't want federal funding to build the Obama administration's proposed national network of high-speed rail lines, Maryland would be happy to have the money they spurn.

By Ashley Halsey III  | February 18, 2011; 11:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Amtrak, Maryland, Passenger Rail  | Tags:  High-speed rail  
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Amtrak to expand free wireless

Amtrak plans to expand the free wireless service it offers on its Northeast Corridor passenger trains this year. The decision follows a move last year to offer free WiFi aboard Acela Express trains between Washington and Boston. Last month the...

By Washington Post Editors  | February 16, 2011; 7:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Amtrak, Passenger Rail  | Tags:  Amtrak  
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Today's transportation roundup

The opening of the first segment of the Intercounty Connector, Maryland's new toll road, is less than a week away. Katherine Shaver and Dr. Gridlock toured the highway yesterday. Katherine reports on the nonstop work going on to make sure...

By Michael D. Bolden  | February 16, 2011; 9:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Amtrak, Metro, Transportation News  
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Amtrak train strikes person

MARC and Amtrak train service between BWI Rail Station and Baltimore was suspended Thursday morning about 11:30 a.m. after a New York-bound train struck a person.

By Washington Post Editors  | February 10, 2011; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Amtrak  | Tags:  Amtrak, MARC  
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Feds plan to spend $53 billion on rail

PHILADELPHIA -- The Obama administration plans to spend $53 billion on high-speed and intercity rail over the next six years. Vice President Biden and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Tuesday morning during an appearance at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station. The money will be used to build new high-speed rail networks and to make existing rail networks faster.

By Ashley Halsey III  | February 8, 2011; 10:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
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Amtrak proposes $13.5-billion project

Amtrak is proposing a $13.5 billion project that will include building two commuter rail tunnels from New Jersey to New York by 2020, replacing a $9.7 billion project that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) killed.

By Washington Post Wire and Staff Reports  | February 7, 2011; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Snow will affect Amtrak Wed. , Washington Post Editors , February 1, 2011
GAO: Rail safety data flawed, Luke Rosiak , January 31, 2011
Amtrak service resumes, Mark Berman , January 27, 2011
Cold disrupts Amtrak service, Washington Post Editors , January 24, 2011
Spending cuts would hit Amtrak, Metro, Washington Post Editors , January 21, 2011
Man hit by Acela train in Philly, Associated Press , January 6, 2011
Amtrak offers long-distance sale, Washington Post Editors , January 6, 2011
Gray taps Downs for Metro board, Washington Post Staff Writers , January 5, 2011
Travel returning to normal, Washington Post Wire and Staff Reports , December 29, 2010
Amtrak to resume normal service, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2010
A late ride for MARC riders, Washington Post Editors , December 28, 2010
Wind blamed for derailment in Pa., Associated Press , December 28, 2010
New York Amtrak delays affecting Washington, Washington Post Editors , December 27, 2010
Signal problems delay Amtrak, Associated Press , December 17, 2010
Downed wires stop Amtrak train, Associated Press , December 9, 2010
Amtrak sets Thanksgiving record, Michael D. Bolden , December 8, 2010
Amtrak NE Corridor service restored, Washington Post Editors , December 8, 2010
Rail services collect Toys for Tots, Washington Post Staff Writers , December 7, 2010
Disabled train slows Amtrak, Associated Press , December 6, 2010
Amtrak to allow guns to be checked, Michael D. Bolden , November 30, 2010
N.J. has 30 days to pay tunnel bill, Associated Press and Staff Reports , November 29, 2010
Busy day expected on Amtrak, Katherine Shaver , November 24, 2010
Taking Amtrak over the holiday, Michael D. Bolden , November 24, 2010
Amtrak adding trains for holiday travel, Michael D. Bolden , November 16, 2010
Amtrak considers reviving tunnel , Associated Press and staff reports , November 8, 2010
Amtrak to buy new locomotives, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Minor delays for Amtrak, Michael Bolden , October 28, 2010
Philly train travel suspended, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
NYC derailment snarls train travel, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Trains on track after wire causes delays, Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
High-speed rail in East? Not so fast., Michael Bolden , October 18, 2010
Freight train kills man in Rockville, Michael Bolden , October 13, 2010
Amtrak sets ridership record, Michael Bolden , October 11, 2010
Rail security sweeps underway, Michael Bolden , October 8, 2010
N.J. governor blocks transit tunnel, Michael Bolden , October 7, 2010
Amtrak unveils high-speed rail vision, Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
Police probe death of Amtrak rider, Michael Bolden , September 13, 2010
Amtrak tries anonymous reporting, Michael Bolden , September 13, 2010
MARC Penn Line headaches, Mark Berman , September 7, 2010
Amtrak alters service this wknd, Mark Berman , September 2, 2010
MARC delays and issues, Mark Berman , September 1, 2010
Amtrak: Service back to normal, Mark Berman , August 24, 2010
Fallen tree delays Amtrak's NE trains, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
Normal Amtrak service will resume Sat., Luke Rosiak , August 6, 2010
Amtrak buying 130 new rail cars, Michael Bolden , July 23, 2010
Va., Amtrak launch new train service, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
German train reaches 122 degrees, Luke Rosiak , July 15, 2010
Amtrak providing cold water, Michael Bolden , July 15, 2010
Rail lines prepare for heat wave, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
'See something, say something', Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Extra discount for military on Amtrak, Michael Bolden , June 30, 2010
O'Malley apologizes on MARC ride, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
O'Malley plans MARC train ride, Washington Post Editors , June 23, 2010
Amtrak considers new N.E. tunnel, Michael Bolden , June 17, 2010
Worker killed by freight train ID'd, Michael Bolden , June 10, 2010
WiFi now standard on Acela trains, Michael Bolden , June 2, 2010
 
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